ADTRAN NetVanta 5660 accelerates gigabit service delivery

ADTRAN, a provider of networking and communications, has extended Carrier Ethernet portfolio with the launch of converged Layer 2 and Layer 3 Gigabit access router – the NetVanta 5660.

NetVanta 5660 is capable of delivering the voice, video and data required to support today’s cloud computing, VoIP and streaming video business applications from a single device.

The new solution helps service providers bridge the capabilities of their high-performance access networks with a services delivery framework that can support the most demanding enterprise applications, ADTRAN  said.

This portfolio expansion reduces the amount of infrastructure needed at the customer premises by converging the functionality of an access router for voice and data – including enterprise Session Border Controller (eSBC) – with a Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)-certified Carrier Ethernet gateway.

The integrated platform provides Gigabit throughput and offers a number of features.  With its scalable bandwidth delivery, the NetVanta 5660 can support current network demands and can grow with the customer’s future capacity requirements to symmetric Gigabit levels.

Where traditional solutions may force fit an Ethernet-only termination device and require an additional modem or fiber NID, the NetVanta 5660 provides multiple interfaces for fiber and bonded SHDSL or VDSL2.

The NetVanta 5660 provides multiple levels of redundancy for carrier access services with intelligent failover capabilities and the ability to auto-recover to original configurations.

Further, the non-blocking architecture of the NetVanta 5660 offers service providers greater QoS assurance. Customers can also prioritize and allocate bandwidth levels to specific voice, data or other managed services in order to meet specific SLAs.

“With the rise of Gigabit services in the access network, the NetVanta 5660 can be used as part of a unified and seamless network services framework. The solution helps to reduce the amount of physical infrastructure in the network and deliver a clear competitive advantage as the market for enterprise Gigabit services grows,” said Chris Thompson, director of product management for ADTRAN’s Enterprise Networks Division.

“As enterprises look to outsource many mission-critical applications to managed and cloud service providers, ADTRAN is committed to helping our customers turn what is probable into what is possible as they seek to cost-effectively grow market share and satisfy customer need,” Thompson added.

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